GRAHAM BUDGETT: VISIBLE CITIES  1992

blue-toned silver-prints, 60 x 42 ins

[153 x 102 cm]

 

Eusopia

 

In late 1991, in the wake of German re-unification, I returned to Berlin for two months, photographing the city and collecting material for the exhibition Zeitmauer [too literally translated 'time-wall'] that opened at the London Goethe Institut in Spring 1992 and later travelled to Berlin and Gera in the former German Democratic Republic [DDR].

As a result, and only after much deliberation and self-critique of the 'documentary' content of my material, 'Visible Cities' emerged as a representation of the city [especially this city] as an unstable subject. Berlin is by no means a describable place - not one city, not even two, but many.

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Laudomia

 

Eudoxia

 

Diomira

 

Isidora

 

Penthesilia

 



Invisible Cities, 1992, Zeitmauer, Goethe Institute, London



Zeitmauer, 1992: Goethe Institut, London, UK; Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany; Stadtgalerie, Gera, Germany

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